Tipton moves to repeal health care law

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who was sworn in Wednesday morning, will co-sponsor legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Tipton, a Cortez businessman, said he’ll sign onto a measure introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.

The health care law passed last year “missed the intended mark and has done more to kill jobs and grow government than to improve health care access and affordability,”  Tipton said in a statement.

In addition to seeking repeal of the law, Tipton said he also would co-sponsor a measure to repeal the 1099 reporting requirement contained in the health care law.

Section 9006 of the law burdens small businesses by requiring them to file separate 1099 forms for the most basic business expenses including Internet, phone and office supplies, Tipton said.

Business owners in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes most of the West Slope and much of southern Colorado, “told me that this part of the health care law was especially onerous and that the compliance mandate would hurt their bottom line,”  Tipton said.


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